IBKR Traders Academy – Python TWS API Lesson Four


Python continues to grow in popularity among traders, data scientists and hedge funds. Our engaging Traders’ Academy course helps quants learn how to code financial functions in Python and build their trading algorithms.

In lesson three, “Essential components of TWS API programs”, our expert educators demonstrate the essential elements for API trading via IBKR’s award-winning platform.

Moreover, the instructors engage the audience in practice coding with the sample file Program.py. The program contains key information on how to request contract details and place orders.

from ContractSamples import ContractSamples
from OrderSamples import OrderSamples
from AvailableAlgoParams import AvailableAlgoParams
from ScannerSubscriptionSamples import ScannerSubscriptionSamples
from FaAllocationSamples import FaAllocationSamples

Finish the lesson by writing a simple “Hello World” example, which sends a call to TWS and obtains financial instrument details.

To see the previous chapter reviews, and to learn more about our API, visit our dedicated news section. For the entire course in Python, see ibkr.com/ibta.

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